Meaning of “nest egg” in the English Dictionary

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"nest egg" in British English

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nest eggnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnest ˌeɡ/ us /ˈnest ˌeɡ/

C2 an amount of money that has been saved or kept for a special purpose:

Regular investment of small amounts of money is an excellent way of building a nest egg.

(Definition of “nest egg” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nest egg" in American English

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nest eggnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈnest ˌeɡ/

money saved or kept for a special purpose:

I have a little nest egg that I'm saving for college.

(Definition of “nest egg” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nest egg" in Business English

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nest eggnoun [ C ]

uk us informal

MONEY a sum of money that has been saved or kept for a special purpose:

build (up)/create a nest egg Regular investment of small amounts of money is an excellent way of building a nest egg.
a retirement nest egg

(Definition of “nest egg” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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